Posted on Friday 16th June 2017

Pencils & Posies – Illustration and Etching Class

Spend a day being immersed in the beauty of flowers and let your creativity bloom! Local artist and florist behind The Wild Stem, Ashleigh Perrella, will introduce you to a beautiful array of flowers and guide you through arranging a posy. Your arrangement will then become the subject of your own floral illustration! Ashleigh will share insight into her creative process and techniques whilst guiding you through your drawing. She will share tips on how to approach a blank page, the importance of mindset when drawing, and how to develop your own unique illustration style.

In the afternoon, learn how to translate your drawings into a delicate aluminium etching plate, which you will ink up and print to create a limited edition of original etchings!

Flower arranging and illustration: 9:30 am – 12:30pm
Break: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Aluminium-plate etching: 1:30pm – 6:00pm

🌸 About Ashleigh Perrella 🌸
Ashleigh Perrella is an artist and florist in Perth. Her illustrations explore flowers in a whimsical style, which are recognised for her intuitive line work and vibrant, playful colour application. Through her art practice grew her passion for flowers and native flora, leading her to study floristry and start The Wild Stem; a flower studio with a natural approach. Alongside flowers, she continues to illustrate and design a growing range of paper goods and products under The Wild Stem brand.


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